“I had this idea in my mind that if I ever started working, I would not be able to manage all the work around the house. Village life is what it is. There is always something to do. I was not going out much either because I was mostly taking care of the household. Last year, when I started going to work, I was 46 years old. Since then, I have been filled with some different sort of energy which helps me get out of bed every morning,” says Zina Tsartsidze, a resident of Ani village in the Akhaltsikhe municipality, who now works as a cook at the local kindergarten.